Gaming is more often than not depicted as having negative effects on children and adults alike.
It is said they lead to violent behavior, addiction, lack of social skill in adults amongst others. However accomplished researchers have proved that gaming is not all doom and gloom and may have many benefits:
1. A leading professor at Nottingham Trent University, Dr. Mark Griffiths wrote in a medical journal that playing games could help children with attention deficit disorders, and research indicates that the children can gain social skills.
2. Medical departments are using videogames as a form of physiotherapy, to help people gain motor skills and co-ordination too.
3. Hospitals are encouraging children and others undergoing painful treatments to play games, it used with children who are ill or have injuries. Absorption in a game distracts the mind from pain and discomfort.
4. Gamers should have improved reponse on decision making as you are constantly having to think on their feet per say as you play through the game.